No Chaos No Order

September 28, 2012

New book, new plan!

Filed under: health — fairyguts @ 3:19 am

An aunt shared a book with me called “Organize Now” by Jennifer Ford Berry. So far what I like most about it is the table of contents! It seems to be a comprehensive list of everything I could think of to organize in my life.  The tips I’ve read so fare are not earth shattering, but I do like that the first few chapters reminded me to reevaluate my values and priorities. I was immediately able to let go of some of the things on my To Do list – like fixating on “needing” new, more adult furniture or starting yet another line of not-so-exciting projects to sell on Etsy.

I did some journaling in my notebook and came up with core values and priorities to help me focus my efforts. I typed it up to make it pretty so I’d be happy to look at it around my house.  That was harder than I thought it would be!  I consider myself very computer savvy.  I have made several of my own charts, lists, check off sheets similar to what I’ve seen on other organizing blogs, but they are ugly.  I am not a graphic artist.  My work is often much more functional than pretty.  I have spent a lot of time trying to make this list look nice in the last two days!

The first thing I found was a font that appealed to me.  At first I was thinking of something with polka dots, but, on this webpage of free fonts, I found a font that reminded me of my childhood and just filled me with joy (CareBears, anyone?)!  Then, I wanted to vary the colors because I thought that would make it more attractive, too.  Picking out colors that match is HARD. Until I found this webpage!  It gave me a four color combination that worked really well.  So, here is my final list!

 Values

(New ToDo item: clean fridge exterior!)

I also loaded it on my phone and tablet right next to my to do list, so I can remember to check the new, random tasks I come up with before committing to them.  The next two chapters in the book are about organizing your schedule/to do lists and cleaning schedule, so I’ll briefly describe my current system in my next post.

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1 Comment »

  1. You are so inspiring! I really love what you’ve added to your list. ❤

    Comment by maria — October 27, 2012 @ 8:16 pm


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